Installed a center stand on my 2019 500F. Makes it much easier to do maintenance.
There was a time when no bike came without one, but perhaps to save weight, or cost, hardly any have a center stand now. One of the reasons I bought my CBR500R was because I could put a center stand on it.Good move. I was surprised it didn’t come with one in the first place.
Yes it is...I like clean😉Center stand is a very good thing. I installed a SW Mototech earlier this year and it sure makes things like chain maintenance more efficient, and it 's so easy now I clean and lube sooner than I did before. Is that a picture of your bike PRNDL? If so it sure is super clean. I could not keep mine that pristine unless I gave up riding!
I was thin king of that,,,,,,where did you buy it?
I don't mind the quietness of the stock can, but it's rather unattractive (IMHO) and weighs about 14#. 7# removed there, a couple more with the OEM passenger footrests and mounts, eventually a Shorai LiFe battery, and I'll have the bike down below 400#. As noted previously, I only use the centerstand infrequently, for maintenance work, and I can easily slip it on and off when needed. I don't fit the spring in those instances. Makes getting the stand on and of a breeze.RalphG, Yet another reason for keeping the stock can.